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Two of this year's ten best 4-way teams in the world were an unofficial part of the rankings in 4-way Open, where they would be listed in 4th (Golden Knights) and 10th (French Girls) position. Both teams are now naturally in the two top spots of the rankings in 4-way Women.
There is a big gap between Golden Knights/French Girls and the next teams on the female leaderboard, and the four teams in the top spots are from the same nations that were in the Top 4 at the world meet in Prostejov 2014. Only French Girls and Golden Knights have switched their rankings.
|Rank||4-way Women - Top 10||Country||Averages||Best 3|
|1||Golden Knights||US||23.3 - 22.4||22.9|
|2||French Girls||FR||19.9 - 20.3 - 21.3||20.5|
|4||Parachute Montreal Fuzion||CA||15.7||15.7|
|5||Dubai Asaar Ladies||AE||15.3||15.3|
|7||Infra Red Band||RU||13.3 - 13.5||13.4|
|8||Bellatrix||AU||12.9 - 13.1||13.0|
There is a major difference between the 4-way Open Class world rankings and 4-way Women. Nine of the ten Top 10 teams are the national teams for their countries, while the Top 10 in 4-way Open came from only five nations. Only the USA has a second team in the Top 10.
The 4-way Women teams have obviously less domestic competition, while the battles for the national top spots are often fierce in 4-way Open.
|World Meet 2014||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|5||Infra Red Band||RU||12||12||14||15||16||16||13||9||14||11||132||13.2|
All six nations have teams in the Top 10 of the world rankings and will be able to improve their current positions. Kewara's comeback in Italy interfered with the current world rankings. Italy did not have a team in 4-way Women last year in Prostejov, and Kewara will not compete in Dubai. Russia's Infra Red Band and Les Stunts from Belgium may have the opportunity to catch up with the Italian team.
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